Saturday 2 June 2012

Use Your Favourite Embellishments at LIIU

Hi, it's time for another challenge over at Let's Ink It Up - we loved your bling last month.  The new theme for our challenge this month is:

Use Your Favourite Embellishments

This is my creation, using my favourite embellishments of vintage style lace, ribbon and pearls:
The inspiration for this purse from Happy Daze came from Paula Tidman over at Ephemera's Attic - she has made the most beautiful purses, and recently did a tutorial for them in Craft Stamper, so I followed the tutorial aiming for the vintage/shabby chic look which I love.  Thank you Paula, your creations are most definitely an inspiration..

As in the tutorial, I did three coats of gesso mixed with a little acrylic and stamped in black archival ink.  The image, by Crafty Individuals were tinted in Inktense blocks and the trim (which, can you believe, was 50p per metre!), was added with Dunelm's fabric glue (this is fantastic stuff) and the handmade rolled roses were added with a glue gun (only minor burns this time, lol).

We have a fantastic sponsor package provided by Fay at:

Fay very kindly provided me with a stamp to use on my DT creation but unfortunately, as we're moving house this weekend, it has been packed away by mistake so I do apologise for that Fay.

The prize package for this challenge is HUGE - thank you Faye - please take a look:

We would love to see what your favourite embellishments are in this challenge, and I look forward to visiting you.

It's back to the move for me now so please forgive me for not visiting you as much as I would do normally - I will catch up!

Have fun, and have a wonderful weekend.

Maria x


marion said...

wow awesome !! Hugs, Marion

Ephemera said...

Hi Maria this is fantastic. I love it, it's so classy. Beautifully stamped (love your choice of stamps too)jealous of your bargain trim from dunelm, my store don't sell lace anymore LOL! So pleased my tutorial was helpful. xxx

Unknown said...

Wow Maria, this is stunning. I love that you create outside the square. Hugz Suzanne

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Maria, great work on your project. Just love it. Hugs, Velma

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow Maria, this is just perfect, I love everything about it and your fabric flowers are beautiful. I must make a start on my bag (sometime) Julia xxxx

Jean said...

This is beautiful Maria. I love the stamp you used and the pretty lace. Jean x

mags said...

Great project Maria. Just love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria, wow !,,, what a beauty, I love this little bag and how beautifully turned out. Such a stylish creation , gorgeous stamping and of course your embellishments are just so pretty.


Mervi said...

Gorgeous creation Maria,
so fabulous purse.
happy moving;-))m

hazel said...

What a fabulous purse Maria, very stylish.
xxx Hazel.

Becky said...

So elegant! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Bx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is stunning, I love the vintage image
Lindsay xx

cebelica said...

I love vintage too. Your purse is absolutely stunning!!! Hugs! xx

Gio said...

So loveli and enchated piece. This is one of the thing I want to meke most.

I envy you for having 4 cats! =^^=